Careers

Columbia Threadneedle Investments is a leading global asset management group that provides a broad range of actively managed investment strategies and solutions for individual, institutional and corporate clients around the world. With a presence in 19 countries we believe our success is primarily the result of our ambitious and open-minded people, who work together to identify and develop the best ideas and opportunities for our clients.

Working at Columbia Threadneedle Investments

We actively recruit and develop talented individuals with outstanding skills and expertise and we seek to support their continued success. By creating an environment that values fresh ideas, demands input and rewards teamwork, we leverage the diverse and complementary skills and perspectives of our people to generate our best investment thinking and business results.

We have nurtured a culture of idea sharing, collaboration and debate that is an integral part of our highly successful investment process and our success as a business.

As we continue to grow, we know that our future success depends on our ability to attract and retain outstanding talent and engage our people in a dynamic and challenging professional environment, that both supports and inspires individual development and success.

What we look for

We seek to recruit talented individuals that bring the best skills and expertise to a role. This is not based solely on technical ability; it involves looking at an applicant's broader capabilities which might include fluency in a local language, knowledge of a regional market, awareness of cultural differences or sensitivities, or an understanding of the client base. We also look for an ability to work as part of a team and to collaborate and communicate effectively with colleagues and other stakeholders.

Importantly, we look for individuals who can demonstrate affinity with Columbia Threadneedle Investments' Values: Client focus, Excellence, Integrity, and Respect.

On this site you can find out more about Columbia Threadneedle Investments and the career opportunities we can offer you.

Employee Testimonials

The brand promise of Columbia Threadneedle is Investments is 'Your success. Our Priority', and while this applies to our clients it also underpins our commitment to help employees succeed by providing an environment where they can grow their capabilities and career. View our videos to hear from our CEO Ted Truscott, and other employees who have discovered that this is a great place to work.

View our current vacancies

If you should have any questions on any of our career opportunities, or our application process, please contact: careers@columbiathreadneedle.com.

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Investment 2020 - the future of finance

Columbia Threadneedle Investments is pleased to be part of Investment 2020, an initiative by leading UK investment firms to offer hundreds of young people from diverse backgrounds a first job in The City. Investment 2020 aims to offer a total of over a 100 newly-created 12 month paid trainee roles primarily to school leavers and graduates, regardless of background and education.

There are many areas for our successful candidates to join Columbia Threadneedle Investments Investments and they will have a rotation between two of the following areas:

  • Investments team
  • Distribution and sales
  • IT, Performance and Client Reporting, Finance and Investment Operations.

The applications stage for our Columbia Threadneedle Investments Trainee Programme will be conducted during the period April 2017 through until 1st June 2017.

'Investment 2020 - Columbia Threadneedle Investments Trainee Programme' roles will be posted on our Careers page and you will be able to complete the application process online

Investment 2020  is an initiative by leading UK investment firms to offer hundreds of young people from diverse backgrounds a first job in the City. Columbia Threadneedle Investments is a big supporter of the scheme, which we joined in 2013, when we hired four individuals, three of whom eventually accepted a full time position. Since 2013 we have welcomed 15 people to the firm via 2020.

The latest intake are currently settling into their new roles in the firm, you can find out more about them below:

Sukhchain Sohal, i2020 Trainee
"I currently work in Data and Reporting. My team and I manage relationships with Global Financial Institutions and Investment platforms to provide both Static and Dynamic Data on Columbia Threadneedle Funds. I have been involved in streamlining the process to increase efficiency and consolidate data, my knowledge of Excel has increased massively and gained a vast insight into Asset Management."

Alexander Beavis, i2020 Trainee
"I currently work within the Finance team, where I am responsible for a multitude of monthly deliverables: these range from bespoke pieces of revenue, expense and performance-based analysis, to the production of major financial reports carrying firm-wide exposure. Having such a diverse range of responsibilities not only educates me about the day-to-day operations of an asset management company; it also presents the opportunity to interact, engage with, and learn from professionals with a variety of roles, skills and experiences. This will continue to be invaluable to me as I seek to progress from a personal, and career-based perspective."

Fraser Scotton, i2020 Trainee
"I am currently working in the Reporting and Information Services department within the Change and Client Reporting teams. I have been involved in a variety of exciting and engaging assignments; from business wide projects to more focused tasks within the department, such as automation of procedures and consolidation of data. I am really enjoying the exposure to all areas of the business and the chance to gain a valuable insight into how an Asset Manager functions."

- Joe Hutchins, i2020 Trainee
"I work within the Corporate Communications team which is project based, I work with all areas of the business on a variety of different projects while also supporting the European side of Corporate Communications. Working within this team has given me great exposure to senior leaders and a better understanding of how a corporate company operates on a daily basis."

Columbia Threadneedle first asset manager to sign HM Treasury's Women in Finance Charter

Women in Finance Charter

Columbia Threadneedle is proud to be the first UK asset manager to commit to the Government's Women in Finance charter. Alison Jefferis, Head of Corporate Affairs EMEA and Asia Pacific, comments: "We believe the asset management industry has an opportunity to be a driving force for gender diversity. Many women are already thriving in asset management, enjoying long, flexible and prosperous careers. Our business serves a diverse population.

At a time when individual investors face increasing challenges, our industry needs a broad mix of experience, ideas and opinions to help us understand and deliver the financial outcomes our customers expect - a diverse management team is key to that."